Brett Hagler


Who are you, and what do you do?

I’m lucky to be the CEO of New Story – a nonprofit funding life-saving homes, turning tent slums into sustainable communities. We’re backed by Y Combinator and believe every donor should know exactly where their money is going and who it’s helping.

We’re currently working in Leveque, Haiti as this is where I saw the originally problem that broke my heart and compelled me to do something about it.

What forms of media have influenced you the most?

Books and audiobooks. I was a junior in college when I started reading and it’s the number one reason for my personal growth. Read stuff that inspires you, learn from leaders you want to be like, and understand that the way to acquire knowledge and connect dots is by reading.

What hardware / software do you use?

Favorite hardware products are (1) the Bible and (2) my NutriBullet (getting more greens in you is a huge life hack!)
Favorite software products are Evernote, Audible, Slack, Twitter for news/learning.

What would be your dream creative setup?

Most creative is usually on walks with good scenery. Most productive is when I have an espresso, headphones in, and my calendar blocked off for “make stuff happen time”.

Co-Founder at Constructed By. Student at University of Wisconsin - Madison studying Business with a focus in Marketing and Accounting.